Monday, 3 September 2012

Robert Ridley-Shackleton / Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau – Big Sass (C58 Split) £4

The dream team known as the Hjuler’s present what sounds like a ritual, a sacrifice or a warning to aliens that life on earth is not good. Mama Baer at times sounds like she becomes possessed by the messages she is spewing out, all accompanied by Kommissar’s primitive guitar playing. It could have been recorded in the stone age, but we will never know. Robert’s side of the split uncovers worlds of hisses and spits of frequencies from the unknown that melt into minimal pop goo made with vocal loops and reversed charity shop tapes. Limited to 50 copies.

David K Frampton / Robert Ridley-Shackleton – Upside Down Cathedral (CD-R Split) £2

Frampton is what only can be described as the Christ child of all things ROCK. His style of rock however is extremely on its own in a world of guitar based music. His beats often are more dance/electronic. His guitars are noisy and ‘no wave’ in its abstract qualities. Inspired by classic rock and Grunge Frampton mutates his love for music into a weird nasty bastard. Roberts tracks from the split are also based on Rock but they steer more a grindcore style. However these sound nothing like grindcore or any rock, they are just inspired by. Instead the track mostly comprised of vocal loops that try to imitate guitars and instead sound like growls, accompanied by even more growls. Limited to 25 copies.